Instructor, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program, Non-Tenure Track


Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy at the Shady Grove Campus located in Rockville, MD.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open search for an Instructor (non-tenure track). The Instructor will support the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program and will also contribute to the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Programs. The MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a 16-month degree that combines in person didactic coursework with biopharmaceutical internships. The Instructor will contribute to a range of activities that support student learning outcomes, program quality, and discipline integrity, all of which focus on student learning and retention.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus houses schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law and Dentistry. Additionally, the School of Pharmacy has a satellite campus at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. The University of Maryland enjoys an excellent established record of accomplishment of successful collaboration for interprofessional practice and research collaborations with the other professional schools on campus.


  • Demonstrate teaching excellence in courses within the Pharmaceutical Sciences MS and PhD program offered in person at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. These can include both didactic and experiential (e.g. biopharmaceutical internships) courses.
  • Serve as a liaison for Biopharmaceutical Internship courses.
  • Create, facilitate, interact, and moderate classroom activities.
  • Evaluate and grade students' coursework, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by the School policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
  • Engage in the classroom and reply to emails in a timely manner.
  • Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills, scholarship and service.
  • Assure quality curriculum design, ensure discipline, program and course continuity, currency, and relevance.
  • Update course content and materials and/or delivery methods, based on information such as emerging changes in the discipline, instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
  • Analyze courses and prepare analysis for program and course reviews.
  • Remain aware of new advances in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences, curricular committee changes, virtual classroom procedures, UMB/USG requirements, and instructional materials.
  • Attend (in person or through technology) regular meetings with program directors and faculty to stay aware of how their courses fit within the overall program progression of students.
  • Contribute to advancing the discipline as a leader through education research and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :

  • Doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, or related Biomedical Sciences discipline.
  • Prior teaching experience, including working as a teaching assistant.
  • Experience in curriculum development is recommended.
  • Record of excellence in teaching.


Participate in service contributions to the MS program through serving on appropriate committees associated with the program.

Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g. faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors is also expected.


  • Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty, or administration.
  • Communications - Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Deep Knowledge - Knowledge in Pharmaceutical Sciences and/or related Biomedical and Chemical Science disciplines. The ability to translate theory and practice into learning opportunities that advance the discipline.
  • Education - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, evidence- based teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and knowledge of measurement and assessment.
  • Initiative - Willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Leadership - Willing and able to lead; take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate in the discipline family when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/assessing curricula to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Stress Tolerance - Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Travel - Willing to travel between the Shady Grove and Baltimore Campuses and to Biopharmaceutical Internship sites and to conferences, as needed.


Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of intent (reference Position Number 05-178-76), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), a research summary, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of recommendation from reviewers external to the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may email application materials to:

Sarah Michel, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Questions regarding this search should be directed to Dr. Sarah Michel ( ). Please reference position number 05-178-76.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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